If you’re still using Apple’s MobileMe service, it’s time to start thinking about migrating to iCloud, according to Apple. The Cupertino-based company began sending email messages to MobileMe account holders this week, asking them to migrate now, rather than waiting until the June deadline.
In just a few months, when June rolls around, MobileMe is set to become completely defunct, as was announced last October when iCloud was introduced.
Apple does have a set migration path so that customers can convert MobileMe accounts into iCloud accounts with no problems.
If you’ve been hesitating, you will find that iCloud provides a lot of the same data syncing that MobileMe does (except for keychain), plus it has support for Find My iPhone. iCloud also provides you with online access to your Mac.com or Me.com email accounts, but will be no more iDisk, which was Apple’s online storage solution.
There is, however, iTunes content syncing with iTunes Match, Photo Stream, which will allow you to store and access your photos on every device, and iCloud document storage. You will also be able to back up your iDevices to the cloud, which keeps your data safe and sound.
Of course, the caveat here is that you need to be running Lion. iCloud won’t function with Snow Leopard. If you have a computer that doesn’t run Lion, you will also need to prepare for the loss of MobileMe by transferring email addresses and getting everything in order ahead of time.
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